Digital Project Management
Smooth processes and happy human relationships are key to managing effectively. Learn better ways to work with complexity so you can run projects like a pro.
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In partnership with Louder Than Ten, our Digital Project Management course takes you on a deep dive into better ways to work with humans and complexity. The aim? For you to run healthier, happier projects in real-time.
Whether you're a freelancer or work full-time, this course will teach you smart project management principles that you can use immediately. While administering a giant boost of confidence, it'll also help you cultivate the soft and hard skills you need for setting and resetting expectations, strengthening relationships, and taking your projects across the finish line without a cold sweat.
What you’ll learn
How to set up, run, and close smooth projects
How to read, interpret, and prepare for red flags and risks
Ways to increase project value and profitability
How to champion your team and stakeholders to work better together
How to effectively handle change
How to scope and estimate your work more accurately
21+ hours of video lessons – Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning
Access the community – Join our Discord and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni
Continued help – Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry
Real world learning – Learn how to manage projects through real world examples
Resources – Resources to get you started and going post-course
Anyone who runs projects (surprise, that's all of you!) or wants to make a career switch and learn how to herd cats, set up better project workflows, and have more effective conversations about the work you manage every day. This course is role and methodology agnostic. It's applicable whether you lead projects or are part of a bigger team: you'll learn to do what works best for your projects whether you're a designer, developer, or wear another hat altogether.
Intro to Digital Project Management
We’ll take a look at what makes digital project management such a unique and critical skill. We’ll also dive into the lifecycle of a digital project, and learn the all-important pillars of project management.
Working With People
We’ll learn what project management is really all about: working with people. We’ll take a look at how to build alignment and open communication channels with your stakeholders to keep everything on track.
We'll learn all about how to ensure a project's success before it even starts. This will include identifying red flags and risks during project intake, as well as evaluating whether or not a project is the right fit before you take it on.
So you've won the project–now what? We'll show you how to set up a project for success by setting the tone and pace with your stakeholders right away. We'll also give some tips on helpful tools and processes you can use to start a project off on the right foot.
Your time is sacred, so why waste it in pointless meetings? We'll show you how to get the best bang for your buck by running efficient and productive meetings. We'll also teach you what type of meetings you should be having in the first place depending on your goals.
Discovery and Research
One thing required in every project, big or small, is a discovery. We’ll deep dive into how to run an excellent project kickoff, position your research, and gather initial requirements to start giving your project some shape so you can hit the ground running.
We'll go over the core documents used in project management and their purposes, including contracts, project plans, communication plans, and more.
Approaches and Methodologies
Agile, Scrum, and Kanban–oh my! We'll walk you through the most common methodologies in project management, and how to use a hybrid methodology by taking components and principles of each and remixing them to fit your project's needs.
We'll learn how to effectively scope a project, and how to avoid the most common scoping pitfalls. We'll also talk about how four different forms of scope creep can impact your project, and how to navigate them with ease.
So you've got your project scope–now how do you decide what to work on first? We'll show you how to analyze urgency, impact, and effort to come up with a Minimum Valuable Product (MVP). We'll also give you some prioritizing hacks that you can use on your tasks, projects, and even your life!
We'll learn all about estimation: what it is, and how to avoid pitfalls. We'll also learn different types of estimation, top-down and bottom-up, as well as provide you with some handy tips on how to refine your approach to estimating.
Learn how to set up a flexible schedule that allows for focus and time blocking. We'll also talk about the cost of delays, and how to avoid scheduling pitfalls that can derail your project.
Risks + red flags
We'll give an introduction into red flags and risks, and what to do when you spot them in your project. We'll learn about how red flags can impact different parts of your project, and how to reset your project if it's going off the rails.
Change is inevitable, so we'll teach you what to do when it happens in your project. We'll show you how to set up a change management system and improve your quality assurance process. We'll also talk through smoothing out project approvals and turnarounds.
Woohoo, your project is complete! Now what? We'll teach you how to set up, run, and launch future phases, as well as how to improve handoffs, retainers, and launches. We'll show you how to close out a project and run an amazing retrospective.
Putting it all together
In the last lesson of the course, we'll put it all together and talk about the power you have through project management. We'll also talk about how PM will change in the future, and ways to deepen and expand your learning.
Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.
Rachel Gertz is Co-founder and Digital PM Trainer at Louder Than Ten. She trains apprentices in digital project management so they can work full time while learning to keep their companies happy, healthy, and ready for the future. Rachel works on raising tides that float all boats to elevate the technology industry.
Travis is a partner and designer at Louder Than Ten. He went to school to design magazines, ended up making websites, and now he’s on a mission to help the world see how cool and underrated project management actually is.
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If you're wanting to learn and manage projects, then project management is for you!
Whether you're a freelancer or work full-time, smart project management principles help you cultivate the soft and hard skills you need to be more confident setting and resetting expectations, strengthening relationships, and taking your projects across the finish line without any cold sweat.
Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subject. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.
Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.
What kinds of projects will I get to work on?
Students will work on project simulations based on your instructors' real-life experience with client-agency relationships. You'll be encouraged to apply these principles in real-time to your own projects.
What will I be able to make/do after this course?
By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently manage projects, for yourself or anyone else, using modern digital project management tools and skills.
Will this course teach me about Agile?
This course is methodology-agnostic, which means that you'll learn about Agile as well as a few different project management frameworks. You'll learn when and how to use each most effectively.
All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!
As soon as you checkout and pay, you'll have all the courses you paid for, in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.
The videos range from 5-35 minutes, so you can watch one per day or do them all at once. We estimate students will need about four to six hours to complete the videos plus coursework, per lesson.
If you're worried about time, just a reminder that you get lifetime access to your course and our community. This allows you to go at your own pace: if you have a busy week or find yourself wanting to take more time with a concept, you won’t be rushed or left behind.
Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to email@example.com at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!